Sunday, February 27, 2011

Block Ten!

I almost lost my mind making this one - kept sewing the flying geese on in the wrong direction!! But in the end I think it's very pretty. It's actually one of my favorites, though I tend to think that after every block! These dreamy fabrics would make anything look pretty. I looooooooove them!

Now only three weeks and 6 blocks left!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I have the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster in my family room, and hubby even has the t-shirt. Wish I had this for my sewing room... though my sewing room doubles as my dining room, so don't think it would fly with the hubby... or me... on that note, wouldn't it be nice to move to a bigger house where I have a propper  sewing room?

tweet tweet

Birds, hexigons, a matryoshka doll and lots of pretty colors

I really don't have a plan for this quilt yet - sort of making it up as I go, but I love the colors and the whimsical nature of it. I'm just going to cut loys of little 2.5 blocks, and applique some larger ones, and then see how it all fits together.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I've become addicted to searching for the cutest appliques I can find - I'm on a birdhouse kick this morning, but hearts, elephants, sailboats, etc are on the long list. I need a work station with a plugged in printer to print out all the awesome templates I've been finding online and in applique books. Anyway, these birdhouses are awaiting embroidery and some new tennants. Hopefully hubby will bring me some bird templates home tonight from his work printer :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - a day late...

A pillow for my 6 year old son's sweetheart for Valentine's Day. They've been together since they were 3 in pre-school and still going strong in first grade! These are their hands (and initials on the back.) Hubby rolled his eyes at the idea, but it was well appreciated by its new owner, as I'd hoped :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Following the pattern (did my own version for the water) from the gorgeous book "Sugar Sack Quilts" by Glenna Hailey. I love it - including the little bit of ric rac peaking through for waves... Can't wait to do more of these for a boy's summer baby quilt!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Blocks

I'm afraid that I'm so into trying out new blocks now that I'm soon to have a house full of them, and no finished quilts for a while. I'm addicted to looking though wonderful blogs, flickr, pininterest and the new books that have come in the mail - all have so many inspiring projcts.

For some reason, the pictures are all coming in sideways (can't tell with the dresden plate - which was my FIRST ONE, by the way. I finally bit the bullet to try one) so imagine them all turned counter clockwise 90 degees, please :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Block 4 - Block - a - Palooza

I think this new block may be my favorite.... until next Monday. It's hard to wait for the next tutorial, but in the mean time, the boys and I have valentines to make!! And, I've found a few other tutorials to try out if there's time...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The beginning of a glorious new quilt!!!

I am giddy about this project  - I'm going to  take some ideas from Kajsa Wikman's awesome book "Scandinavian Stitches" and combine them with my lovely new matryoshka dolls, toadstools, and flowers, and then try out some new quilt blocks at the same time - oh, if only I had a lot more time!!! Anyway, this block is waiting for all the images to be sewn down, and then I'll add some embroidered details, like the much needed clothes line and pins, smoke from the chimney, bird beaks and legs, and of course the tummy worm for the two baby birds in the nest. And the door needs a knob, right? A little red button will come to the rescue.